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[NY] Cosmos Book Club #8: Severance

  • Asian American Writers' Workshop 112 West 27th Street #600 New York United States (map)

The Cosmos Book Club is reading Severance by Ling Ma for our eighth gathering.

Gather with other self-identifying women of Asian descent for an in-depth book discussion at Asian American Writers' Workshop. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Both readers and non-readers are welcome!

Severance is a satirical science fiction novel by Ling Ma. Set in New York City, Candace Chen describes the world slowly obliterated by Shen Fever, which turns most of humanity into zombies that get stuck in an endless loop of their most savored routines. Though yet unaffected by the fever, Candace too clings to her routines of work until she finds a group of survivors run by IT specialist Bob. The book heavily examines capitalism, modern work culture, and the evils and pleasures of routine.